Workshops and Training

Choosing a Tutor

Whether you just want a relaxed class to know what to do with a vase and a bunch of flowers or are looking to extend professional skills then a good tutor is important.

Within the business of floristry standards are what sets us apart. This is equally important when choosing who you will train with – so here’s a few tips – always ask your tutor what qualifications they have, look at their work and ask questions, remember training is not always about certificates and formal routes. Above all make sure that you are happy with what you will get. Flowers are an absolute delight to work with, no 2 are the same, each offer their own attributes and challenges to creating a pleasing design. At Flowers by Valerie Jayne I will help you to work at your own pace to build your knowledge and skills to create a variety of designs.

Qualifications at Flowers by Valerie Jayne

Here at Flowers by Valerie Jayne I am more than happy to be transparent about the qualifications that I hold to help inform your choices.

I am a trained teacher with a BA (Hons) in Education, member of the Institute of Professional Floristry and teach professional courses at the local college. I am currently studying for the City and Guilds Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry having previously achieved Level 3 (Distinction).

Workshops and Courses

Workshops and training are on hold for the moment. In the mean time enjoy looking through the images of what those attending classes have achieved.

We hope to resume when it is safe to do so – hoping that 2021 will bring us bring us the opportunity to do this.

Professional Courses

Images from the wedding course for professional florists

Reviews From Previous Professional Courses

Susan Southworth: I enjoyed it very much It was a challenge to show what I knew, learn new techniques and be guided when unsure. Very relaxed and friendly class Review on 5 week wedding course

Course Attendee: Really enjoyable. This course is great if you want to learn a large variety of wedding designs in a short period of time under an expert’s eye. Val readily shares her expertise and questions are encouraged. The course is flexible so you can work to whatever your level and it is your choice how much you invest in the flowers you use. If you want to learn how to create large scale or intricate pieces in a warm and supportive environment, this is the course for you. Review on the 5 week wedding course (5 sessions)

Wreath Making & Christmas Designs

Images from the traditional wreath making workshop at Stainton Village Hall which raised funds in aid in Stainton Primary School PTA

Reviews from Wreath Making Course

Amy: Just a quick note to thank you for the fabulous course. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with friends doing something completely different. It was great taking my masterpiece home to show my family – they were all extremely impressed! We had such a great time, we will definitely be doing another of your courses.

Contact Us

Please get in touch with Val to express an interest in any training needs or future courses telephone 07944 623 196 or email